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GeoPlace appoints National Address Gazetteer Custodian

Posted: 21 November 2011

Richard Duffield has been appointed National Address Gazetteer Custodian.
This is a new role within GeoPlace and has been created to coordinate the on-going arrangements for the management of the National Address Gazetteer Database, from which AddressBaseĆ¢Ā¢ products from Ordnance Survey are produced.
GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data.
Richard will manage the operations of the National Address Gazetteer Database in order to ensure data is delivered to users with the highest levels of quality and timeliness. He will work closely with Neil Silley, the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) and Simon Bailey, the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) Custodians and other data owners who provide the core sources of intelligence to the National Address Gazetteer Database.
Richard will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of all stakeholders - including local government, Ordnance Survey and the PSMA community - are met, as well as compliance to the INSPIRE directive and UK Location Strategy.
Richard will provide direct input into the strategic direction of the National Address Gazetteer Database.
Previously, Duffield was technical consultant at GeoPlace with responsibility for maximising the use and value of the NLPG within the user community.

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Notes to editors
GeoPlace
GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Group and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data to the market through Ordnance Survey. Through agreement with Scotland's Improvement Service Company, the plan is to extend the coverage to Scotland.
National Address Gazetteer Database
The National Address Gazetteer Database, managed by GeoPlace, is the data storage and internal set of processes bringing together the existing local authority sourced Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs) together with Ordnance Survey, Valuation Office Agency and Royal Mail data from which the AddressBase products are produced
Local Government Association
The Local Government Association is a political organisation that is run by its members. The LGA always strives to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government. It aims to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals. Ordnance Survey utilises the National Address Gazetteer Database in the creation of the AddressBase range of products available for use in both the public and commercial sectors.
For more information contact:
Gayle Gander
Head of Marketing
GeoPlace
[email protected]
T 020 7747 3500
www.geoplace.co.uk
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